Seema (actress)

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Seema
Seema (actress).jpg
Seema at Asianet Serial Location
Born Shanthakumari
(1957-05-22) May 22, 1957 (age 57)
Choolaimedu, Chennai, India
Other names Shanthi
Occupation Film actress
Years active 1974 - present
Spouse(s) I. V. Sasi
Children Anu, Ani
Parents Madhavan Nambiar, Vasanthy

Seema is an Indian actress.[1] She has performed in approximately 250 films in Malayalam, nine in Tamil, seven in Telugu, three in Kannada and one in Hindi. Seema is still active in the movie industry.

Career[edit]

She began her career in Tamil film at the age of fourteen as a dancer. She debuted as an actress in director Lisa Baby's Nizhale Nee Sakshi but this film was shelved. (It was later completed with Vidhubala as heroine.) Veteran actor Vijayan rechristened her Seema during the filming of Nizhale Nee Sakshi.

At the age of 19, Seema starred as the heroine in her first movie in Malayalam titled Avalude Ravukal (Her Nights), directed by I. V. Sasi.[2] She continued acting till 1988 when she took a break after the Malayalam movie Mahayaanam. Seema became active again in 1998 in Olympiyan Anthony Adam. Seema won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress in 1984 and in 1985, and is known for her versatility. Vishudha Shanthi, a biography on her life was published by Didi Damodaran, a famous writer, in 2011.[3] She well known for her character Nachiyar in Sun TV serial Thangam. She achieved the Lifetime achievement award at the 59th Idea Filmfare festival at Chennai.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Seema has born to Malayali parents, Madhavan Nambiar and Vasanthy, at Choolaimedu, Chennai. Her father was from Thalassery and mother was from Ambalamedu, Thrippunithura. Her father was working with T.V.S Parcel Service, Madras. He divorced her mother and left when she was 7 years old and remarried later. She has a younger step-sister, Lakshmi. She had her primary education from P.N Dhawan Adarsh Vidyalaya, Chennai[5]

She is married to famous Malayalam movie director I.V. Sasi on 28 August 1980. The couple have a daughter Anu Milan and a son Ani. Anu has acted in Sasi's movie Symphony.

Veteran actor Vijayan gave her the name Seema.[6]

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards

  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham

Filmfare Awards

  • 1983: Best Actress - Aaroodam
  • 1984: Best Actress - Aksharangal, Aalkuttathil Thaniye
  • 1985: Best Actress - Anubandham
  • 2011: Lifetime Achievement Award

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  1. Geethaanjali (2013)
  2. Manushyamrigam (2011)
  3. Naadakame Ulakam (2011)
  4. Four Friends (2010)
  5. Vella Thooval (2009)
  6. Thirunakkara Perumal (2009) .... Lakshmikutty/Achamma
  7. Perumaal (2008)
  8. Aayudham (2008)
  9. Indraneelam (2007)
  10. Nagaram (2007).... Chintamani Ammalu
  11. Pranayakalam (2007)..... Anna
  12. Prajapathi (2006) .... Indrani
  13. Udayam (2004)
  14. Kilichundan Mampazham (2003)
  15. Sradha (2000)
  16. Olympian Anthony Adam (1999)
  17. Arthana (1992)
  18. Mahayanam (1989)
  19. Ashokettante Aswathikuttikku (1989)
  20. Aazhikkoru Muthu (1989)...Sreedevi
  21. Ayarthi Thollayirathi Irupathonnu (also known as Nineteen Twenty-One) (1988)
  22. Ayitham (1988) .... Jagamma
  23. Mukthi (1988)
  24. Vicharana (1988)
  25. Abkari (1988)
  26. Padamudra (1988)
  27. Vicharana (1988)
  28. Ormayil Ennum (1988).... Annie
  29. Mattoral (1988)
  30. Evidence (1988) .... Alphonsa
  31. Rahasyam Parama Rahasyam (1988).... Gauri
  32. Ormakalundayirikanam (1988)
  33. Sarvakalasala (1987).....Sharadamani
  34. Adimakal Udamakal (1987)
  35. Ithrayum Kaalam (1987).... Anna
  36. Naalkavala (1987)
  37. Nadodikattu (1987)
  38. Ee Kaikalil (1986)
  39. Aavanazhi (1986)
  40. Gandhinagar 2nd Street (1986)
  41. Vartha (1986)
  42. Ayalvasi Daridravasi (1986)
  43. Akalangalil (1986)
  44. Chekkeraanoru Chilla (1986)
  45. Koodanayum Kaattu (1986)
  46. Ente Sabdham (1986) .... Sumathi
  47. Astabandham (1986)
  48. Nilavinte Nattil (1986)
  49. Orayiram Ormakal (1986)
  50. Surabheyamangal (1986)
  51. Njan Kathorthirikkum (1986)
  52. Pappan Priyapetta Pappan (1986)
  53. Ente Ammu Ninte Thulasi Avarude Chakki (1985)
  54. Karimpin Poovinakkare (1985)
  55. Aa Neram Alppa Dooram (1985).... Ammini
  56. Anu Bandham (1985)
  57. Gayathridevi Ente Amma (1985)
  58. Guruji Oru Vakku (1985)
  59. Anubandham (1985)
  60. Janakeeya Kodathi (1985)
  61. Idanilangal (1985).... Chinnammu
  62. Oru Thettinte Katha (1985)
  63. Vasantha Sena (1985) .... Shylaja Varma
  64. Manasile Manpeda (1985)
  65. Shantam Beekaram (1985)
  66. Snehichakuttathinu (1985)
  67. Manyamahajanakale (1985)
  68. Vellarikka Pattanam (1985)
  69. Sandharbham (1984)
  70. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye (1984).... Ammukutty
  71. Veendum Chalikkunna Chakram (1984)
  72. Adiyozhukkukal (1984)
  73. Oru Sumangaliyude Kadha (1984)
  74. Athirathram (1984)
  75. Aksharangal (1984)
  76. Ivide Ingane (1984)
  77. Inakili (1984)
  78. Nilavinte nattil (1984)
  79. Oru Kochu Swapnam (1984)... Sulu
  80. Rekshashu (1984)
  81. Manithali (1984)..... Ramlath
  82. Thirakal (1984)
  83. Thirakkil Alpa Samayam (1984)
  84. Karimbu (1984)
  85. Vanitha Police (1984)
  86. Sandharbham (1984)
  87. Kaanamarayathu (1984)
  88. Lakshmana Rekha (1984)
  89. Onnanu Nammal (1984)
  90. Kodathi (1984)
  91. Nishedi (1984) .... Sheeja
  92. Sandhyakethinu Sindooram (1984)
  93. Radhayude Kamukan (1984)
  94. America America (1983)...... Neena
  95. Iniyenkilum (1983)
  96. Manassoru Mahaasamudram (1983).... Ranjini
  97. Naanayam (1983)
  98. Rugma (1983)
  99. Angam (1983) .... Marykutty
  100. Deeparandhana (1983)
  101. Asuran (1983)
  102. Aroodham (1983)
  103. Kathi (1983)
  104. Maniyara (1983)... Noorjahan
  105. Ashrayam (1983)
  106. Mounam Vachalam (1983)
  107. Oru Madapravinte Kadha (1983)
  108. Oru Mukham Pala Mukham (1983)
  109. Sandhyakku Virinja Poovu (1983)
  110. Kalyana Agathigal (1983)
  111. Innalenkil Nale (1982)
  112. Sindoora Sandhyakku Mounam (1982)
  113. Shaari Alla Shaarada(1982)
  114. Thadakom (1982)
  115. Beedikunjamma(1982).... Devu
  116. Aaroodam (1982)
  117. Rakthasakshi (1982)
  118. Komaram (1982)
  119. Chiriyo Chiri (1982)
  120. Enikkum Oru Divasam (1982)
  121. Maattuvin Chattangale (1982)
  122. Thadavara (1981)
  123. Ahimsa (1981)
  124. Archana Teacher (1981)
  125. Aaarathi (1981)
  126. Sphodanam (1981) .... Lalitha
  127. Thushaaram (1981)
  128. Greeshmajwala (1981) .... Seetha
  129. Sankarsham (1981)
  130. Danthagopuram (1981)
  131. Kattukallan (1981)... Vanaja&Jalaja
  132. Kahalam (1981)
  133. Greeshmajwala (1981)
  134. Sambhavam (1981)
  135. Chatta (1981)
  136. Avatharam (1981) .... Sreedevi
  137. Enne Snehikku Enne Matram (1981)
  138. Hamsageetham (1981)
  139. Karimpoocha (1981)
  140. Arangum Aniyarayum (1981) .... Asha & Sumathi
  141. Adhikaaram (1980) .... Geetha
  142. Ivar (1980)
  143. Thathayya Premaleelalu (1980)
  144. Angaadi (1980)
  145. Benz Vasu (1980)
  146. Digvijayam(1980)..... Uma
  147. Pappu (1980)
  148. Meen (1980)
  149. Ellaam Un Kairaasi (1980)
  150. Karimpana (1980)
  151. Manushya Mrugam (1980) .... Anitha
  152. Moorkhan (1980).... Vilasini
  153. Kanthavalayam (1980)
  154. Theenalangal (1980) .... Raji
  155. Deepam (1980).... Thulasi
  156. Chakara (1980) .... Rani
  157. Sakthi (1980)
  158. Prakadanam (1980)
  159. Mr Micheal (1980)
  160. Pavizhamuthu (1980)
  161. Yenge Oor Kannagi (1980)
  162. Chandrahaasam (1980) ..... Rajani
  163. Swargadevatha (1980)
  164. Theeram thedunavar (1980)
  165. Ammayum Makalum (1980)
  166. Anthapooram (1980)
  167. Angakuri (1979)
  168. Manavadharamam (1979)
  169. Jimmy (1979) .... Rosie
  170. Pathivritha (1979)
  171. Vijayanum Veeranum (1979) .... Priya
  172. Ival Oru Nadodi (1979)
  173. Lajjavathi (1979)
  174. Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979).... Seetha
  175. Sarppam (1979)
  176. Kaali (1979)
  177. Prabhu (1979) ..... Bala
  178. Anupallavi (1979) .... Stella
  179. Sudhikalasham (1979)..... Sangeetha
  180. Anubhavangale Nandi (1979)
  181. Amrithachumbanam (1979)
  182. Prabhathasandhya (1979).... Ammini
  183. Aarattu (1979)
  184. Manasa Vacha Karmana (1979)
  185. Eeta (1978)
  186. Njaan Njaan Maathram (1978)
  187. Lisa (1978)
  188. Aval Kanda Lokam (1978)
  189. Padakuthira (1978)
  190. Avalude Ravukal (1978)
  191. Adavukal-18 (1978)
  192. Mannu (1978)
  193. Seemanthini (1978)
  194. Anubhoothikalude Nimisham (1978)
  195. Sootrakaari (1978)
  196. Manodharam (1978)
  197. Anumodhanam (1978)
  198. Puthariyankam (1978)
  199. Urakkam Varatha Ratrikkal(1978).... Kavitha
  200. Snehathinte mukhangal (1978)
  201. Ee manohara Theeram (1978)....Caberet Dancer
  202. Vilakkum Velichavum (1978)
  203. Itha ivide vare (1977)
  204. Football Champion (1973) .... Dancer at swimming pool
  205. Nirthasala (1972) .... Dancer
  206. Achante Bharya (1971) .... Dancer

Tamil[edit]

  1. Siddhu +2 (2011)
  2. Pudhiye Vaarpugal (2008)
  3. Kaalai (2008)
  4. Anbe Sivam (2003)
  5. Bagavathi (2002)
  6. Baba (2002)
  7. Parthale Paravasam (2001)
  8. Enga Ooru Kannagi (1981)
  9. Ellame Oru Kairasi (1980)
  10. Kaali (1980)
  11. Pagalil Oru Iravu (1979)

Television career[edit]

  • Vamsam (Suntv)
  • Ammavukku Randilu Raahu,
  • Chillu (Kairali channel)
  • Muhurtham[7]
  • Ammakili (Asianet)[8]
  • Ival Yamuna (Mazhavil Manorama)

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